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  • Environmental and anthropogenic influences on spatiotemporal dynamics of Alosa in Chesapeake Bay tributaries 

    Bi, Rujia; Jiao, Yan; Weaver, L. Alan; Greenlee, Bob; McClair, Genine; Kipp, Jeff; Wilke, Kate; Haas, Carola; Smith, Eric (2021-06)
    American Shad (Alosa sapidissima), Hickory Shad (A. mediocris), and river herrings (Alewife A. pseudoharengus and Blueback Herring A. aestivalis) are anadromous pelagic fishes, which as adults spend most of the annual cycle ...
  • Forecasting the distribution of a range-expanding bat reveals future response to climate change and habitat 

    True, Michael C.; Perry, Roger W.; Ford, W. Mark (2021-06)
    Many terrestrial vertebrate species are exhibiting geographic distribution changes including poleward range limit shifts in response to increases in regional temperature. Bats are a highly mobile taxa capable of rapid ...
  • Diversity-production relationships of fish communities in freshwater stream ecosystems 

    Myers, Bonnie J. E.; Dolloff, C. Andrew; Webster, Jackson R.; Nislow, Keith H.; Rypel, Andrew L. (2021-09)
    Aim Ecological relationships between species richness and biomass production are increasingly thought to be pervasive across the globe. Yet, diversity-production relationships have not been explored extensively for freshwater ...
  • Monitoring and Modeling Tree Bat (Genera: Lasiurus, Lasionycteris) Occurrence Using Acoustics on Structures off the Mid-Atlantic Coast—Implications for Offshore Wind Development 

    True, Michael C.; Reynolds, Richard J.; Ford, W. Mark (MDPI, 2021-11-04)
    In eastern North America, “tree bats” (Genera: Lasiurus and Lasionycteris) are highly susceptible to collisions with wind energy turbines and are known to fly offshore during migration. This raises concern ...
  • Response of Prochilodus nigricans to flood pulse variation in the central Amazon 

    Bayley, Peter B.; Eastello, Leandro; Batista, Vandick S.; Fabre, Nidia N. (Royal Society, 2018-06-01)
    The influence of the flood pulse on fish populations has been posited, but infrequently tested or quantified. Here, we tested the effect of habitat on population size, using Prochilodus nigricans as a case study species. ...
  • Multi-State Wildlife Viewing Study: Literature Review 

    Sinkular, Emily N.; Jennings, Kelsey K.; Dayer, Ashley A. (2021)
    Wildlife viewing (intentionally observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife) is among the fastest growing outdoor recreation activities in the United States, with significant implications for the work of wildlife agencies. ...
  • The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy 

    Dunn, Daniel C.; Harrison, Autumn-Lynn; Curtice, Corrie; DeLand, Sarah; Donnelly, Ben; Fujioka, Ei; Heywood, Eleanor; Kot, Connie Y.; Poulin, Sarah; Whitten, Meredith; Akesson, Susanne; Alberini, Amalia; Appeltans, Ward; Manuel Arcos, Jos; Bailey, Helen; Ballance, Lisa T.; Block, Barbara; Blondin, Hannah; Boustany, Andre M.; Brenner, Jorge; Catry, Paulo; Cejudo, Daniel; Cleary, Jesse; Corkeron, Peter; Costa, Daniel P.; Coyne, Michael; Crespo, Guillermo Ortuno; Davies, Tammy E.; Dias, Maria P.; Douvere, Fanny; Ferretti, Francesco; Formia, Angela; Freestone, David; Friedlaender, Ari S.; Frisch-Nwakanma, Heidrun; Frojan, Christopher Barrio; Gjerde, Kristina M.; Glowka, Lyle; Godley, Brendan J.; Gonzalez-Solis, Jacob; Granadeiro, Jose Pedro; Gunn, Vikki; Hashimoto, Yuriko; Hawkes, Lucy M.; Hays, Graeme C.; Hazin, Carolina; Jimenez, Jorge; Johnson, David E.; Luschi, Paolo; Maxwell, Sara M.; McClellan, Catherine; Modest, Michelle; di Sciara, Giuseppe Notarbartolo; Palacio, Alejandro Herrero; Palacios, Daniel M.; Pauly, Andrea; Rayner, Matt; Rees, Alan F.; Salazar, Erick Ross; Secor, David; Sequeira, Ana MM M.; Spalding, Mark; Spina, Fernando; Van Parijs, Sofie; Wallace, Bryan; Varo-Cruz, Nuria; Virtue, Melanie; Weimerskirch, Henri; Wilson, Laurie; Woodward, Bill; Halpin, Patrick N. (Royal Society, 2019-09-18)
    The distributions of migratory species in the ocean span local, national and international jurisdictions. Across these ecologically interconnected regions, migratory marine species interact with anthropogenic stressors ...
  • Ejaculate Allocation and Sperm Characteristics Differ among Alternative Male Types in a Species of Fish with Cooperation and Competition among Unrelated Males 

    Alonzo, Suzanne H.; Stiver, Kelly A.; Kindsvater, Holly K.; Marsh-Rollo, Susan E.; Nugent, Bridget; Kazancıoğlu, Erem (MDPI, 2021-10-01)
    Sexual selection arising from sperm competition has driven the evolution of immense variation in ejaculate allocation and sperm characteristics not only among species, but also among males within a species. One question ...
  • Contrasting long-term population trends of beach-nesting shorebirds under shared environmental pressures 

    Kwon, Eunbi; Robinson, Samantha; Weithman, Chelsea E.; Catlin, Daniel H.; Karpanty, Sarah M.; Altman, Jon; Simons, Theodore R.; Fraser, James D. (Elsevier, 2021-08-01)
    Identifying the drivers of long-term population change is a key goal of ecological studies. It is complicated by extrinsic and intrinsic factors that may covary with time and/or operate on a time lag. For migratory shorebirds ...
  • Synergistic China-US Ecological Research is Essential for Global Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness 

    Smiley Evans, Tierra; Shi, Zhengli; Boots, Michael; Liu, Wenjun; Olival, Kevin J.; Xiao, Xiangming; Vandewoude, Sue; Brown, Heidi; Chen, Ji-Long; Civitello, David J.; Escobar, Luis E.; Grohn, Yrjo; Li, Hongying; Lips, Karen; Liu, Qiyoung; Lu, Jiahai; Martinez-Lopez, Beatriz; Shi, Jishu; Shi, Xiaolu; Xu, Biao; Yuan, Lihong; Zhu, Guoqiang; Getz, Wayne M. (Springer, 2020-02-03)
    The risk of a zoonotic pandemic disease threatens hundreds of millions of people. Emerging infectious diseases also threaten livestock and wildlife populations around the world and can lead to devastating economic damages. ...
  • Infection risk varies within urbanized landscapes: the case of coyotes and heartworm 

    Worsley-Tonks, Katherine E. L.; Gehrt, Stanley D.; Anchor, Chris; Escobar, Luis E.; Craft, Meggan E. (2021-09-09)
    Background Urbanization can have profound effects on ecological interactions. For host–pathogen interactions, differences have been detected between urban and non-urban landscapes. However, host–pathogen ...
  • Atlantic Flyway Disturbance Project Phase 2: Biological Data Collection Report 

    Gibson, Daniel; Hunt, Kelsi; Catlin, Daniel (2021)
  • Behaviors associated with vocal communication of squirrels 

    Diggins, Corinne A. (Wiley, 2021-06)
    Vocal communication is an important method squirrels (Sciuridae) use to transfer information from one individual to others. While behaviors associated with vocal communication have been explored in individual species or ...
  • Using host traits to predict reservoir host species of rabies virus 

    Worsley-Tonks, Katherine E. L.; Escobar, Luis E.; Biek, Roman; Castaneda-Guzman, Mariana; Craft, Meggan E.; Streicker, Daniel G.; White, Lauren A.; Fountain-Jones, Nicholas M. (PLoS, 2020-12-01)
    Wildlife are important reservoirs for many pathogens, yet the role that different species play in pathogen maintenance frequently remains unknown. This is the case for rabies, a viral disease of mammals. While Carnivora ...
  • A new composite abundance metric detects stream fish declines and community homogenization during six decades of invasions 

    Sleezer, Logan J.; Angermeier, Paul L.; Frimpong, Emmanuel A.; Brown, Bryan L. (Wiley, 2021-08-10)
    Aim We developed a new technique, utilizing species-specific counts of individuals from historical fish community samples, to examine landscape-level, spatio-temporal trends in relative abundance distributions. ...
  • The Influence of Forests on Freshwater Fish in the Tropics: A Systematic Review 

    Lo, Michaela; Reed, James; Castello, Leandro; Steel, E. Ashley; Frimpong, Emmanuel A.; Ickowitz, Amy (Oxford University Press, 2020-05-01)
    Tropical forests influence freshwater fish through multiple pathways, only some of which are well documented. We systematically reviewed the literature to assess the current state of knowledge on forests and freshwater ...
  • Network connectivity of Minnesota waterbodies and implications for aquatic invasive species prevention 

    Kao, Szu-Yu Zoe; Enns, Eva A.; Tomamichel, Megan; Doll, Adam; Escobar, Luis E.; Qiao, Huijie; Craft, Meggan E.; Phelps, Nicholas B. D. (2021-05-23)
    Connectivity between waterbodies influences the risk of aquatic invasive species (AIS) invasion. Understanding and characterizing the connectivity between waterbodies through high-risk pathways, such as recreational boats, ...
  • Periodic growth and growth cessations in the federally endangered freshwater mussel Cumberlandian combshell using a hierarchical Bayesian approach 

    Hua, Dan; Jiao, Yan; Neves, Richard; Jones, Jess (Inter-Research, 2016-12-29)
    Understanding and monitoring life history traits is often important in endangered species conservation. Populations of the endangered mussel Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens have continued to decline in the ...
  • Genetic Structure of Maryland Brook Trout Populations: Management Implications for a Threatened Species 

    Morgan, Raymond P., II; Kazyak, David C.; King, Tim L.; Lubinski, Barbara A.; Sell, Matthew T.; Heft, Alan A.; Jones, Jess W. (2021-03-23)
    Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis have declined across their native range due to multiple anthropogenic factors, including landscape alteration and climate change. Although coldwater streams in Maryland (eastern United ...
  • Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, and Invasivore: Messaging About Non-native Blue Catfish Expansion 

    Orth, Donald J.; Schmitt, Joseph D.; Hilling, Corbin D. (2020-12)
    In this paper, we explore the news messaging surrounding the introduction and expansion of Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) in mid-Atlantic tidal waters. In the early news reports surrounding the non-native catfish ...

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